Speakers Bureau

"Stealing From the Dead--Ideas and Where We Get Them"

Where: Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720
When: 03/01/2017

Deborah Doucette, J.A. (Julie) Hennrikus and Hank Phillipi Ryan will discuss how they put new twists on old plots, search newspapers, visit courtrooms, and learn to find stories all around them.

"The Modern Heroine"

Where: Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
When: 03/07/2017

Julie Hennrikus, Frances McNamara, and Clea Simon will discuss how women are revamping the genre by creating strong women characters, who balance relationships and careers, leap over sexist obstacles, and rescue themselves from danger.

"It's a Mystery to Me"

Where: library of New Hampshire Technical Institute, 32 College Drive, Concord, NH, 03301
When: 03/07/2017

Dale T. Phillips, J.A. Seymour and Lea Wait will discuss the "nuts and bolts" of writing mysteries.

"The Modern Heroine"

Where: First Christian Congregational Church, 1113 GAR Highway, Swansea, MA
When: 05/03/2017

Judy Copek, Gina Fava, and Sharon Healy-Yang will discuss how women authors are redefining the genre by creating strong women characters.

Mystery Making: How They Do It

Where: The Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis, MA
When: 05/24/2017

Plotting without a net, four stellar mystery authors--two thriller/suspense writers, Hallie Ephron and Hank Phillippi Ryan--and two cozy/traditional writers, Sheila Connolly and Barbara Ross--turn suggestions from the audience into stories. In other words, improv with bodies. The program will be...